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  1. Canada Travel and Culture: Sci-Fi Memories

    Memories of gathering around the heavy, wooden, floor-model radio that stood in the living room of my ...
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  2. Italian Cinema: Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette)

    While many older Italian films have gone unnoticed by Americans, most of them have heard of Vittorio ...
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  3. Italian Cinema: Spaghetti Westerns - Sergio Leone

    Everyone is familiar with the spaghetti western genre: westerns made by Italians, most notably by Sergio ...
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  4. Italian Cinema: Magnificent Magnani

    Anna Magnani was one tough chick. She made a career of playing courageous women and strong mothers. ...
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  5. Italian Cinema: Before Life Was Beautiful

    Before Life Is Beautiful, his Oscar-winning masterpiece, Roberto Benigni directed five other films. ...
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  6. Italian Cinema: Italian Horror

    I know nothing about Italian Horror. Great way to start an article! But I have decided to investigate ...
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  7. Italian Cinema: Mastroianni and Loren

    Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni made 14 movies together. The most famous are Marriage, Italian ...
  8. Italian Cinema: Cinecitta' - Hollywood on the Tiber

    Cinecitta’ (literally "city of cinema") was opened in 1937 by Mussolini. With sixteen soundstages ...
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  9. Italian Cinema: Giulietta Masina - Redemption Through Laughter

    Giulietta Masina, Fellini's wife, has been described as Chaplinesque. She shares with Chaplin the ability ...
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  10. Italian Cinema: Marcello Mastroianni - I Remember

    Marcello Mastroianni died in 1996 at the age of 72. Over his career he made more than 150 films. In ...
  11. Italian Cinema: Rossellini's "Open City" - Neo-realism in Postwar Italy

    When you think about Italian cinema, something specific might come to mind. Maybe you‘ve seen a lot ...
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  12. Classic Actresses: Carole Lombard - The Queen of Comedy

    Marvelous girl. Crazy as a bedbug. -Howard Hawks

    Swore like a man--other women try, but ...
  13. Classic Actresses: Ava Gardner - Profane Goddess

    Honey, don't you know who I am? I'm a lousy movie star. -Ava Gardner

    Ava Lavinia Gardner ...
  14. Classic Actresses: Veronica Lake - The Girl With the Peek-a-boo Bang

    Veronica Lake is a Hollywood creation. Hollywood is good at doing that sort of thing. -Veronica Lake ...
  15. Classic Actresses: Mae West - Sister Honky Tonk

    I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it. -Mae West

    Mary Ann West ...
  16. Classic Actresses: Dorothy Dandridge - A Star in the Wrong Times

    If it is possible for a human being to be like a haunted house, maybe that would be me. -Dorothy Dandridge ...
  17. Classic Actresses: Gene Tierney - A Beauty With Talent

    The bitter with the sweet makes for a better part. -Gene Tierney

    Gene Tierney was born ...
  18. Classic Actresses: Jean Harlow - The Platinum Blonde

    A square shooter if there ever was one. -Spencer Tracy

    Jean Harlow was born Harlean Carpenter ...
  19. Classic Actresses: African American Actresses - The Glamour Girls

    In the thirties and forties, Nina Mae McKinney, Fredi Washington, Lena Horne, and Hazel Scott became ...
  20. Classic Actresses: Clara Bow - The "It" Girl

    Even now I can't trust life. It did too many awful things t'me as a kid -Clara Bow*

    She ...
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